of Sounds of Seattle After defeat, they went back LAFC Saturday, hosting FC Dallas On a beautiful Seattle Tuesday night. The 1-0 win was the team’s first shutout since winning the way it did. Toronto FCAnd the first clean sheet at home after the win Sports Kansas City back on June 23. The Sounders started to challenge the Dallas defense early, with Nico Lodero making a save in the 4th minute that was saved by Dallas goalkeeper Martin Pace. Seattle played the ball and created a handful of quality chances until the 37th minute when Jordan Morris got in behind the defense and chested the ball out of the box. But as Pace was coming for the ball, he took it out. Nico Lodeiro stepped up to take a free kick and did what you’d expect, shooting the ball to his left and sending the ‘keeper the wrong way to give Seattle the lead with five minutes to go.
This turned out to be all they needed. Dallas did their best to apply pressure in the second half and had plenty of possession, but neither team created much of a threat after the opening goal. The best chance of the second half came in the 86th minute when Nico Lodiro’s cross for Jordan Morris was missed by the winger. Fortunately, Nuhou runs from the defender’s blind spot and picks up the ball and heads towards the keeper. Unbeknownst to his running mate Raul Ruidiaz, Nuhu went to kick the ball and was caught off the scoresheet by the diving GK. The win moves the Sounders into 6th place and a playoff spot. They will return to action on Saturday, August 6th in the afternoon Atlanta United.
4′ – The Sounders had their first good chance of the game when Jordan Morris brought the ball down and was controlled by Nico Lodero but his shot was saved.
7′ – Leo Chu showed some pace and good touch to keep the ball in play and create a dangerous chance down the right, but Dallas cleared it for a throw.
37′ – Morris took control of the cross, but it was cleared by Dallas goalkeeper Marton Pace. Penalty for the Sounders.
39′ – Nico Lodero goes to the spot and sends GK the other way with a left hammer! A vocal goal! 1-0
44′ – Fredy Montero was caught near the top of the box and Lodero rose to take the free-kick. His shot is well struck and well placed, but the GK saves well to save.
54′ – Morris almost doubled the lead when he ran onto a loose ball and beat the ball from the D, but his shot went wide of the post.
86′ – Noah comes close to opening his account for the Sounders when he runs onto a Lodero ball, but his shot is stopped when GK gets on top of him.
Return of Raul Ruydiaz: He had just 5 touches and none of them were shots, but he was back on the field for the first time since Raul Ruidiaz returned from the sidelines with an injury on the play. Portland Timbers On July 9. He only played about 30 minutes, made good runs and wasn’t sidelined by another muscle injury. I consider that a win! If the Sounders are going to get hot and make some noise in the playoffs, they’re going to need Rudiaz, so it’s important to get him back on the field healthy and kicking.
A small spine in the middle field; Cristian Roldan and Albert Rusnak may not be magically tough as hitters, but they showed against Dallas that they can still provide some strength in the middle when the game suits them. The two combined for just 3 tackles – 100% success – but went 4-for-6 and 3-for-4 on the sticks, totaling 3 steals and 15 rebounds to command the team lead in the middle of the park.
Perfection: It is difficult to define the value of perfection. In any case, doing something right is something to be admired, no matter how small. But when perfectionism is commonplace, it’s easy to ignore it. To take it easy. Nico Lodero is firmly in that range. He somehow never missed a penalty in a regular season game. His PK was his 18th such penalty tonight. Knowing that if Lodero is in the game and his men win a penalty, he will be able to take comfort and confidence in himself. It can last for a long time.
He is alive!
“No, I think it’s a negative move, because Jordan would have scored if the goalie hadn’t crushed ********.” Schmetzer did not score a run in the game against the team.
– Defense and Boost (@timostlundfoss) August 3, 2022
18 – Nico Lodero is 18 for 18 from the penalty spot in MLS regular season play.
Man of the match